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The Vermont Board of Education has approved a school district's merger proposal under Act 46.

Burlington teachers on strike
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A teachers' strike in Burlington, Vermont, is over after four days.

The Burlington School Board says it reached a tentative contract agreement with the Burlington Education Association after mediation Tuesday. The agreement needs to be ratified by both sides.

Classes and programs are set to resume Wednesday.

Board Chair Mark Porter says the school district has great respect for the teachers. He says he's glad to "get back to what matters most," educating the students.

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A Massachusetts pharmacist who oversaw the rooms where tainted drugs that caused a deadly meningitis outbreak were made is heading to trial.

Burlington teachers on strike
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There will be no school in Burlington on Monday due to the teachers' strike, but the district is planning to make meals available to students at several locations.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed notice of her intent to sue the credit reporting company Equifax after the company announced 143 million Americans had their information exposed — including Social Security numbers, birthdates and address histories.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says he will push for passage of a bill to require that cellphones work on other carriers' networks during an emergency.

Local officials say the Remington Arms Co. has laid off 55 workers at its upstate New York plant.

Vermont State Police say five officers who fired their weapons during a fatal standoff are on paid leave while an investigation continues.

Irma, a powerful hurricane east of the Lesser Antilles; Tropical Rainstorm Harvey weakening over the northeastern US

Crews have wrapped up work to upgrade residence halls on three New York state campuses just in time for the start of fall classes.

Dredging of the Hudson River
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New York's environmental commissioner says the $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of the Hudson River is not protecting the public's health and the river as initially promised.

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People in the Vermont city of Barre are working to create a granite sculpture to commemorate the community's claim to have been home to the first Boy Scout troop in the country.

A Vermont city could be facing a significant state fine after an operator error led to the release of more than 1 million gallons of raw sewage into the Otter and East creeks earlier this month.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is dispatching 120 emergency workers to Texas to help in the response to Hurricane Harvey.

The Fire Department's Incident Management Team and the Urban Search and Rescue Rapid Response Team are among those headed to the region.

The mayor said the city wants to assist in gratitude for all those who helped New York cope after Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012.

A homeless man accused of assaulting a Vermont restaurant owner has continued to hang around the establishment.

The former treasurer of a volunteer fire company has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay $58,000 in restitution for embezzlement.

Harvey has been further downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane as it churns slowly inland from the Texas Gulf Coast, already depositing more than 9 inches of rain in South Texas.

Demonstrators march down Hoosick Street in Troy, New York. They headed to city hall to protest after 22-year-old Dahmeek McDonald was shot by police.
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The attorney for a 22-year-old upstate New York man who was shot and wounded by police during a traffic stop says his client wasn't armed at the time of the confrontation.

A group of Latino parents has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Massachusetts and the Holyoke school system alleging discrimination for failing to provide adequate translation of educational documents for parents with limited English proficiency.

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  New York state regulators are seeking public input on plans to expand the mountain biking trail system in the Adirondacks.

 

  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature public works project, a $4 billion bridge to be named after his father, is about to begin carrying commuters across the Hudson River in New York City suburbs.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's new spending plan would eliminate state education aid to 85 school districts and cut school aid to another 54 cities and towns, if the state budget impasse isn't resolved by next month.

Williston Northhampton School in Massachusetts
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A private boarding school in Massachusetts says it has uncovered credible reports of sexual misconduct by a former headmaster that involved students.

A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'd consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets.

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U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey are pushing legislation that would require used cars that contain recalled, unsafe parts to be repaired before being sold or leased.

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Two New York state senators say they want to know if the state is doing all it can to confront tick-borne illnesses.

Phil Scott (File photo Sept. 2016)
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott is asking for federal help for seven counties that suffered damage during a series of storms between June 29 and July 1.

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A Vermont environmentalist who leads a group pushing for the cleanup of Lake Champlain says he's going to challenge Republican Gov. Phil Scott in next year's election as a Democrat.

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The New York City medical examiner has concluded that a prominent judge found dead in the Hudson River committed suicide by drowning.

The state of Vermont says a company that owns a Bennington facility that once used the chemical PFOA has agreed to pay for a $20 million public water line extension to about 200 homes whose private water supplies are contaminated with the chemical.

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